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1 STEM in the Classroom and Beyond Kansas City Region July 31, 2015 Laura Loyacono, Executive Director

2 KC STEM Alliance

3 Source: KC STEM Alliance

4 Source: KC STEM Alliance

5 By 2018, a larger percentage of jobs will require some post-secondary education: Missouri: 59% = 1.8 million jobs 338,000 of those are STEM jobs Georgetown s Center on Education and the Workforce predictions for 2018

6 For most jobs, securing a high school education will not be enough to qualify for employment. Applicants will need to have some form of postsecondary education: Bachelor s Degree or beyond Some college/aa degree Certificate or certification in a field Georgetown s Center on Education and the Workforce: Recovery 2020

7 Elephant in the Room STEM STEAM STREAM STEM A

8 Humanities Arts Math Science Technology Engineering Reading 8

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11 No Girls, Blacks or Hispanics Took AP Computer Science Exam in Some States in In Missouri, only 12 out of 173 were Black.

12 Source: Education Equality Project GRADUATION RATES

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14 KC STEM Alliance s approach to these issues

15 KC STEM approach for Kansas City region Enrichment Field Trips, Mentors, Summer Camp During the school Day Project Lead the Way along side college Preparatory MATH AND SCIENCE After-school programs FIRST Robotics, Lego League

16 Perry Initiative for Girls Orthopedic Surgery & Engineering Source: KC STEM Alliance

17 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Feb 2015

18 Girls Ignite School-based events around enrollment

19 MO/KS State Pledges Announcement January 2015

20 Encourage summer camp participation

21 Encourage Student-led STEM Organizations at School

22 Participate in Hour of Code at your school

23 Connect with your local industry professional chapters

24 Connect with your local post-secondary institutions both public & private

25 Connect with your local non-profit STEM organizations

26 Girls in STEM T-shirts & Poster

27 KC STEM Alliance Career Posters Source: KC STEM Alliance

28 Statewide Opportunities MO STEM Equity Pipeline MO Math & Science Consortium MO Afterschool Alliance MO Afterschool Network Million Women Mentors MO/KS

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31 NATION S LEADING PROVIDER OF STEM EDUCATION Programs are dynamic, rigorous and emphasize creativity They offer students real world problem solving and critical thinking skills Programs They provide students with strong foundation and proven path to college and career success Students are highly engaged and exposed to areas of study which they do not typically pursue in HS and MS

32 PLTW Engineering high school program Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) 3D computer modeling software; study of the design process Principles of Engineering (POE) Exploration of technology systems and engineering processes Aerospace Engineering (AE) Aerodynamics, astronautics, space-life sciences, and systems engineering Biotechnical Engineering (BE) Environmental Sustainability Biomechanics, genetic engineering, and forensics. Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) Students collaborate on the development of community-based building projects Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Robotics and automated manufacturing; production of 3-D designs. Digital Electronics (DE) Use of computer simulation to learn the logic of electronics Engineering Design and Development (EDD) Teams of students, guided by community mentors, research, design, and construct solutions to engineering problems.

33 PLTW Biomedical Sciences high school program Principals of Biomedical Sciences (PBS) Investigate various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases Human Body Systems (HBS) Examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis Medical Interventions (MI) Investigate a variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they follow the life of a fictitious family Biomedical Innovations (BI) Design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century.

34 PLTW Computer Science high school program Introduction to Computer Science (optional starting course) Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSE) App development, visualization of data, cybersecurity, robotics & simulation Computer Science Applications (CSA) Integrating technologies across multiple platforms and networks Simulation and Modeling (SAM) semester course Statistic, data analysis, collaboration, professional writing Artificial Intelligence (AI) semester course Develop systems to solve real world problems, automated vehicles and computer vision Cybersecurity (SEC) semester course Understanding and closing computational vulnerabilities Computational Problem Solving (CPS) Deliver a software solution to a real-world design problem

35 PLTW Gateway middle school program

36 PLTW Launch elementary school program

37 STEM Excellence Pathway

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39 STEM Excellence Pathway Workshops Source: KC STEM Alliance

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42 Competition Union Station January 2015 Source: KC STEM Alliance

43 Competition UMKC January 2015 Source: KC STEM Alliance

44 Competition MCC-BT March 2015 Source: Chuck Maples

45 KC Engineering Zone KC EZ Source: Chuck Maples

46 What does it take to make real progress? Collaboration Great teaching Inspired learners Committed community

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